The objective of this series of reports is to study the interplay of innovations with local welfare systems, to identify critical factors and think about appropriate ways of up-scaling innovations.
Insights from Nijmegen show that even within the same city innovative ideas cannot simply be copied, but need adaptation to specific contexts. This report is part of a series assessing local innovation in relation to process, partners and stakeholders, and level of embededdness in the local welfare system.
Discussion topics included how to increase the participation of socially vulnerable people and how to balance the requirements of professional organisations and the expectations of active citizens.
A total of 20 European cities have been studied in depth within the WILCO framework. This report series represents the first attempt at understanding how the cities have developed over the last decades and how changes have contributed to the current landscape in the areas of housing, employment, family and immigration.